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[11 Mar 2009 | 26 Comments | 2,891 views]

Remember waaaaaaaaay back in September of 2006 when I started that brown coin quilt? This weekend I finally finished it. Normally on Saturdays the last thing I want to do is spend another 8 hours in front of the sewing machine (hazards of sewing for a living) but I was feeling the need for an FO.

The quilt top had been finished for a while, so all that needed to be done was to baste the top to the backing and batting and quilt the darn thing. I chose the …

FOs, hats and bags, knitting »

[22 Jan 2009 | 22 Comments | 10,516 views]

On the flight home from holidays in Vancouver, I cast on for Thorpe with a scrap ball of Cascade 220 leftover from Husband Sweater #2. I had weighed it before I left so I knew I would be tight on yardage, but I decided to give it a whirl anyway. By the time I changed planes in Houston with only 3 rows left on the second ear flap, I ran out of yarn. I wove in the ends on the rest of the hat, spit spliced the tiny bits together …

FOs, hats and bags, knitting »

[16 Jan 2009 | 19 Comments | 10,171 views]

I knit Coronet back in December 2006. Again, like most of my handknits, it didn't see much wear in Austin. Boston, however, gave it new life. If it's cold enough for a toque, this is the one I reach for every time. The cabled band around the bottom is perfect for non-helmet-like toque wearing. It gives it just enough of a chunky weight that it doesn't suck down to your melon giving you that little desired Q-tip look. Plus it's perfect to wear straight across my eyebrows in that old-school …

FOs, husband sweaters, knitting »

[4 Jan 2009 | 25 Comments | 3,194 views]

I've had it in my mind since last year to do a rundown of previous knits. I mean, you post the FO shots, you rave about how happy you were when you finished, but there's so rarely a post-knit, post-wearing review. I think I may just devote January to exactly this point. I'm busy getting the shop ready for the next boxbag update anyway, so FO's are going to be in short supply for the next few weeks.
First up, The Husband Sweater.
Out of the two sweaters I've knit for the …

FOs, knitting, socks »

[24 Dec 2008 | 20 Comments | 2,732 views]

I finally finished those Noro striped socks that I started way back in July. JULY! I can't believe it took me 6 months to knit a simple pair of stockinette socks. I can unequivocally say that sock knitting is not my passion. I like sock knitting, but mostly because it's small, will fit in my purse and because I knit on DPNs, has an air of complication and danger when knit in public. 
It's almost Christmas Eve, so I'll make this quick and all about the photos. As always, the …

FOs, knitting »

[24 Mar 2008 | 33 Comments | 1,619 views]

I really wasn’t sure how I’d feel about a pullover sweater when I began knitting Wicked. I’m such a dedicated cardigan girl, that I had concerns I’d feel trapped. It’s not so much a claustrophobic thing (because obviously I can wear t-shirts aplenty) as not being able to cool down whenever I want. The biggest selling feature of a cardi is that someone who is always too hot can just unzip or unbutton a bit to regulate her temperature.

As it turns out, Wicked works nicely for me. I wore …

FOs, knitting, scarves »

[12 Mar 2008 | 24 Comments | 8,958 views]

Last May, the Husband and I flew up to Boston for a vacation. At the time we had no inkling that we would move here 6 months later, so we tried to make the most of the week. Like with any trip, I wanted to hook up with some knitters and have a social evening getting to know people that I’d only known previously online. Elisa was one of those knitters. She’s funny, sweet and dude! she gave me handspun yarn. Definitely a kindred spirit. I wish she hadn’t moved …

FOs, hats and bags, knitting »

[5 Mar 2008 | 13 Comments | 2,790 views]

The Coronet toque I knit before we almost moved to Minnesota has seen a lot of wear this winter in New England. The Cashmerino while soft is not holding up as well as I’d like. It’s fuzzy, pilly and disheveled looking. As we move into slightly warmer Spring temps, I wanted to knit a new hat that would keep me from looking like a ragamuffin.
I picked up a couple balls of Rowan Calmer on sale a month or so back from A Good Yarn. In one evening of knitting (and …

FOs, knitting »

[16 Feb 2008 | 46 Comments | 6,319 views]

Pattern: Central Park Hoodie by Heather Lodinsky for KnitScene.
Yarn: 7 skeins of Rowan Scottish Tweed Aran in colour 032.
Needles: Size 8 US (5.0mm) Bamboo
Size: 44″. I wasn’t quite spot on gauge, so I knit the 44″ knowing it would work out to a 46″ finished product. I was in between sizes anyway, so that worked out well with no math adjustments to be made.
Started: December 29th, 2007
Finished: February 9th, 2008

Modifications:
I knit the body about an inch longer than written and the arms about 3 inches longer. My sweaters have …

FOs, knitting »

[29 Dec 2007 | 57 Comments | 23,246 views]

Twist is done! Finished! And I couldn’t be happier. I really dragged out the last 10% of this sweater. I suppose it’s because if I took my time and only worked on it here and there, I wouldnt rush the finishing. I am usually so desperate to complete a project and start the next that I don’t take my time with the final details. And really, if I’ve put two months into a project, why not put as much care and attention into the last few days as I did …